Experiments, modest and bold

A selection of previous works (see more below bio)


I am a director and creative producer most recently with a branch of the publicly funded, independent Danish Broadcasting Corporation which focuses on developing cutting edge public service content for young adults aged 15-39.  I graduated from the Danish School of Journalism and began my career in television as an investigative reporter back in 2005. Over the years I became interested in a more artistic approach to reality and narrative (examples of previous work below). Since 2009 I have thrown myself at strange and demanding projects. Within the framework of tv but across many different genres, the common denominator has been an experimental approach to a serious subject matter, often based on a fictional point of entry. Many of my productions have a strong element of lying and deceit, either within the story as it happened or in the narrative applied by me. Currently I’m exploring the possibilities of artistic research in and through cinema with the Master of Film programme at Nederlandse Filmacademie.  
2017-19 Artistic research in and through cinema, Master of Film at Nederlandse Filmacademie (MA) 2003-08 Danish School of Journalism (BA) 1998-01 MGK Aarhus (pre-conservatory music academy) 1997-00 Aarhus Katedralskole (high school)  
2018-       Director, writer (development) with Apple Tree Productions 2009-17 Director, writer, creative producer of documentaries & factual programming at Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) 2017 Consulting producer for Pineapple Entertainment 2016 Director, documentary project in development at Bullitt Film 2008-09 Investigative reporter at Nordisk Film TV for TV2 2006-07 Reporter & sub-editor at Bastard Film for ekstrabladet.tv 2004-06 Internships: News desk at CNN (London), investigative at Bastard Film, news and investigative at DR
Volunteering and other jobs
2014-16 Judge for the Kravling award 2012-13 Liaison to the the interns at DR Ung 2008- Journalist at large for newspapers & tv 2007 Founder & organizer of the Kravling award 2005-06 Chairman of students board at Danish Journalists Union 1999-03 Founder & organizer, high school song contest MGP Aarhus
Skills & interests
Owner-operator of a beautiful Digital Bolex D16 camera Professional editing in FCP and Adobe Premiere Plot and story structure and creative writing for factual Creative consulting Narrative voice over work Dabbling with analog photography Planning to dabble with analog film photography
Anatol digilog Self portrait in my Digital Bolex Super16 camera shot on my fathers Olympus OM20 slr camera with analog C41 film
Personal information
Peter Hammer Born 15.04.1981 in Aarhus, Denmark Living and working in Copenhagen since 2005 Moved to Amsterdam in 2017 Get in touch NL +31 6 4040 5239 (also WhatsApp) DK +45 6170 2040 peter@hammer.film facebook.com/peter.hammer Current address Amstelkade 180 1078 BA Amsterdam NETHERLANDS

Documentary work

Documentary films, tv specials and docudrama series. A selections of works 2011-2017  

Cross-genre experiments

Factual programming brought to the stage, an attempted coup d'état at sea, etc.   


Investigative reporting and public broadcasting documentary specials 2005-2010.  

Awards, nominations, etc.

Some of my works have been screened at festivals or shortlisted for/received awards. TV Prisen 2018 Murderer on a White Horse wins the award for best crime Gina Jaqueline – a Sugardaters Tale wins the award for bedste reportageserie (En. best feature series?) The AIBs 2017 Murderer on a White Horse shortlisted for best human interest TV Prisen 2017 It Ends With Murder shortlisted for best crime
The AIBs 2016 The Murder of Jannick shortlisted for best domestic current affairs It Ends With Murder wins best specialist Prix Europa 2016 The Murder of Jannick shortlisted for best tv documentary BENT 2015 The Murder of Jannick shortlisted. BENT is an LGBT film and tv award with MIX Copenhagen. TV-prisen / Copenhagen TV Festival 2013 Live from the End of the World shortlisted for best live show
The AIBs / The Association for International Broadcasting 2013 The AIB’s international jury highly commends The Duel INPUT 2013 Bølle, Stræber, Dulle, Taber selected for Highlights of public media at the INPUT-screening conference, this year in San Salvador, El Salvador. Later Bølle, Stræber, Dulle,Taber was selected for INPUT affiliated screening conferences in Canada, Japan, and Brazil. Zulu Awards 2012 Bølle, Stræber, Dulle, Taber shortlisted for best original tv program
From The AIBs 2016:
Our judges told us they could not stop watching It Ends With Murder from Danish Broadcasting Corporation. The Production was masterful in its creative story-telling, as it recounted the human drama behind a range of murders in Denmark over the past decade or so. Although viewers know that the stories all end with the ultimate crime, the feat of holding the attention and building the suspense without the aid of a rich archive put this series into a class of its own. It was compelling story-telling that created tension, with remarkable interviews interwoven throughout the narrative. A deserving winner.
From The AIBs 2013: